26th February 2014
Zimbabwe: Head of gay rights group faces court over accusations of unregistered operation
12:41 PM — The chair of gay rights group Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe, faced court on Monday as the organisation is accused of failing to register itself.
25th February 2014
Arizona may lose 2015 Super Bowl if bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination becomes law 13
7:36 PM — The US state of Arizona could run the risk of losing the Super Bowl if a law is enacted to allow business owners to legally discriminate against gay people.
Video: Senator claims he’s ‘never heard of discrimination’ in Arizona 12
7:24 PM — An Arizona Senator has claimed that he does not know any residents of his state who would discriminate against anyone.
Is the Vatican drinking more to cope with the acceptance of gay marriage around the world? 8
6:57 PM — Residents of Vatican City drink more wine per head than any other country in the world, according to new figures.
US Attorney General: States should be ‘suspicious’ of gay marriage bans
5:53 PM — The US Attorney General Eric Holder has spoken out to say that any state Attorney General should be "suspicious" of any bill which specifically bans gay couples from marrying.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer: ‘I will do the right thing’ on gay discrimination bill 8
3:15 PM — The Governor of Arizona has said she is still looking at the legislation which would allow business owners to discriminate against gay people, saying she will "do the right thing".
Apple, American Airlines and Marriott urge Arizona to veto bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination 2
1:44 PM — Several multinational companies have given extra weight to a campaign to have Arizona's Governor veto a bill to specifically legalise anti-gay discrimination by any business owner claiming to be religious.
UK confirms no aid will go to Ugandan Government in wake of anti-gay law 36
1:20 PM — Following the introduction of a Ugandan law which makes homosexuality punishable with life jail sentences, the British Government has confirmed that no aid goes directly to the Ugandan Government, which is ineligible because of human rights concerns.
Several countries cut aid to Uganda over anti-gay law 49
12:32 PM — One day after Uganda's President signed into law a bill making homosexuality punishable with life imprisonment, several countries have already said they will cut aid to the country.
Swedish finance minister to raise criticism of anti-gay law whilst in Uganda
12:13 PM — The finance minister of Sweden has offered support to the Ugandan gay community, after the country's president signed a harsh anti-gay bill into law yesterday.
Ugandan tabloid ‘exposes top 200 homos’ one day after harsh anti-gay law signed 30
11:43 AM — A tabloid newspaper in Uganda has published a list of the "200 top" gay people, a day after President Yoweri Museveni signed into law a bill imposing life sentences for those imprisoned for being gay.
24th February 2014
Arizona Republicans who voted for anti-gay legislation call for Governor to veto it 9
7:38 PM — Amid voices of concern over a bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination by Arizona's religious business owners, were those of three Republican state Senators who voted for the bill, admitting they made a "mistake".
Evangelist Scott Lively calls for homosexuality to be defined as a ‘mental illness’ 158
7:13 PM — An anti-gay evangelist from the US has called for the reinstatement of homosexuality as a "mental illness" in the eyes of the American Psychiatric Association.
White House reiterates commitment to push Uganda to repeal ‘abhorrent’ anti-gay law 3
6:49 PM — Criticising Uganda's new anti-gay law, the White House has reiterated its commitment to having the law repealed, calling it "abhorrent", and "a step backwards".
MEPs call for end of political agreement with Uganda over ‘extremely dangerous’ anti-gay law 52
5:46 PM — Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have called for an end to a political agreement with Uganda over its newly-introduced anti-gay law.
Ugandan President: ‘Gay sex gives you worms and all gay people are prostitutes’ 117
5:06 PM — The President of Uganda on signing into law a bill harshening penalties for those arrested for being gay, made ludicrous claims that gay people give each other worms through sex, and that people are only gay because they have sex for money.
Opposition to gay relationships in Northern Ireland falls dramatically 8
4:39 PM — The percentage of people opposed to gay relationships in Northern Ireland has dropped from three quarters to a quarter over a period of 25 years.
Nick Clegg: Uganda’s anti-gay law is an abhorrent backwards step 5
3:58 PM — The British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has tweeted his strong opposition to Uganda's anti-gay law, as the country's President signed it into law today.
Man hospitalised after ‘brutal’ homophobic attack in Edinburgh city centre
1:17 PM — A man was at the weekend admitted to hospital after being subjected to a "brutal" homophobic attack in Edinburgh.
23rd February 2014
Jason Collins signs deal to become first openly-gay, active NBA player 7
8:56 PM — Openly gay basketball star Jason Collins on Sunday evening signed a deal to officially become the first openly-gay active player in the NBA.